Whether you’re a user experience or web professional, you know it can be a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers.
And it takes time to find interesting local events.
That’s why I publish a monthly calendar of user experience and web professionals events for southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio.
A Penny Stamps Speaker Series talk, sharing your favorite WordPress tip or plugin, and a networking event are a few of the events you’ll discover in my March 2018 event calendar.
While I don’t attend every event on the calendar, I usually make it to one or two events each week. I’d love to meet you. When you see me, stop by and say hi!
The first Penny Stamps Speaker Series talk for March 2018 features award-winning information designer, artist, and author Giorgia Lupi.
Co-founder and design director of Accurat, Lupi is the co-author of Dear Data, a hand-drawn data visualization book.
International Women’s Day Boss Lady Brunch
Join Bamboo Detroit for a special Boss Lady Brunch in celebration of International Women’s Day.
Quarterly WordPress Q & A Workshop
Get your WordPress questions answered at our Metro Detroit WordPress quarterly meetup.
We’ll have experts on hand to help troubleshoot and answer questions about your WordPress site.
Share Your Favorite WordPress Tip or Plugin
Join us at our March West Metro Detroit WordPress meetup for an evening of sharing WordPress tips and plugins.
Our members will have five to ten minutes to share a WordPress tip or plugin that’s made it easier for them to manage or add content to their site.
Ladies That UX Detroit Happy Hour
For their March meetup, Ladies That UX Detroit invite you to a casual happy hour in Ann Arbor. Network with fellow members as you discuss your latest projects.
The Need for Emotional Intelligence in UX
Darren Hood is the featured speaker for the Detroit User Experience meetup in March, where he will provide an overview of emotional intelligence.
In addition, he’ll discuss the challenges and issues it can help you overcome, how emotional intelligence can be applied to UX projects, and the benefits it offers for personal and professional growth.
Learn to Listen: Viewing the Web from the Perspective of a Screen Reader User
Learn what it’s like to use websites as a screen reader user with Al Puzzuoli at the March meetup of the Ann Arbor Web Accessibility group.
Puzzuoli will give an interactive talk and demo as he uses a screen reader in several different sites. He’ll discuss the challenges screen reader users face and what you can do to make sites accessible to all.
Social Media Marketing Workshop from Facebook
Learn the basics of social media marketing using Facebook and Instagram in this two-day workshop (second day is April 21, 2018) from Sisters Code. You’ll have the opportunity to earn four digital badges that demonstrate the skills you’ve learned.
You need to attend both days to earn the digital badges.
It’s impossible to include every event happening in our area. Do you know of any metro Detroit events not on the list? Share them in the comments.